08/15/2007 11:00PM

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Grade 3 winner High Cotton has been retired from racing and is at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., while his stud plans are secured. Winner of the 2006 Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Stakes as well as the Rushaway and Sir Barton Stakes, High Cotton, 4, is by Dixie Union and out of the unraced A. P. Indy mare Happy Tune. . . . The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has named Peggy Hendershot as its senior vice president of legislative affairs. Hendershot, who also serves as the president and treasurer of a political-action committee administered by the NTRA, had been the association's vice president of legislative and cooperative planning.